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Royce D. Applegate
Born (1939-12-25)December 25, 1939
Died January 1, 2003(2003-01-01) (aged 63)
Other names Royce Applegate
Spouse(s) Norma Applegate (?-1969) (Divorced)

Royce D. Applegate (December 25, 1939 – January 1, 2003) was an American actor and screenwriter. Born in Oklahoma, his most visible role was that of Chief Petty Officer Manilow Crocker on the first season of the Steven Spielberg-produced television series seaQuest DSV.

In 1985, Applegate played tragic family man-turned-kidnapper Donald Brown, a bereaved father who abducts the character Sam in order to replace his own dead son, on the season premiere of Diff'rent Strokes last season when it moved from NBC to ABC.

Applegate portrayed Confederate General James L. Kemper in two Ronald F. Maxwell movies, Gettysburg (1993) and Gods and Generals (2003).

On New Year's Day 2003, Applegate died in his Hollywood Hills home in a fire just one week after his 63rd birthday.

Partial filmography

Movies

  • Intolerable Cruelty (2003) .... Mr. Gutman
  • Seabiscuit (2003) .... Dutch Doogan
  • Gods and Generals (2003) .... Brig. Gen. James Kemper
  • The Rookie (2002) .... Henry
  • Purgatory Flats (2002) .... Det. Travis McGill
  • JAG (TV) (2 episodes) (1998–2001) .... Craig Allenby
  • Artie (2000) .... Officer Clemmons
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV) (Pilot (CSI)|Pilot) (2000) .... Mr. Laferty
  • Inherit the Wind (TV) (1999) .... George Sillers
  • Dr. Dolittle (1998) .... Huge, sad-looking dog that says "I love you" (voice only)
  • Poodle Springs (TV) (1998) .... Ivan, the Motel Manager
  • Phoenix (1998) .... Dickerman
  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) .... Ryback's Cook
  • The Dukes Of Hazzard (1985) .... Insurance Adjuster (as Royce Applegate)
  • Diff'rent Strokes (1985) .... Donald Brown, an enemy who kidnaps Sam
  • Splash (1984) .... Buckwalter
  • The Blue and the Gray (1982) .... 1st Cell Reporter

Writer

  • Evil Town (1987)
  • Loose Shoes (1980)
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